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Music Monday: Your National Running Day Playlist (And a Big Race Discount!)

Join runners in a town near you to test your limits. (Image courtesy of Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series)

You know that running is a great way to get an endorphin rush, enjoy the amazing summer weather we've been having, and bonus: it burns calories and strengthens your heart and legs. In case you needed one more push to hit the road, this Wednesday is National Running Day! To keep you motivated during all your runs this week, check out Pandora's Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Mixed Tape channels. Whether you run an 8-minute, 10-minute or 12-minute mile, you'll have plenty of continuously changing songs that will keep you on pace to ace your race. Here are 10 songs that have the perfect beats per minute for all of the 10-minute milers:

  • "Any Way You Want It," Journey
  • "That's Not My Name," The Ting Tings
  • "We're Going to be Friends," The White Stripes
  • "Bottoms Up," Trey Songz, featuring Nicki Minaj
  • "Get On Your Boots," U2
  • "Brown Eyed Girl," Van Morrison
  • "Say It Ain't So," Weezer
  • "Weekend Wars," MGMT
  • "Gold Lion," Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • "Free," Zac Brown Band

You can also mark the holiday by scoring an exclusive $20 discount to any Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series event* when you sign up on Wednesday, June 6. Follow this link to put your next race on your calendar! *Excludes Las Vegas, MiniMarathons, closed events and ING KiDS Rock. Ten dollar discount for the New York 10K and Carlsbad 5000. International event discounts vary.

Now tell us: What is your next fitness goal? Do you have any races or challenges lined up for summer?